Navigation Links
Double Recipient Twitters Transplant Olympic Training and Tackles Nursing School
Date:8/25/2009

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 102,000 Americans are waiting for an organ transplant and a second chance at life; and a Slidell, Louisiana resident is making the most of his second chance. Kidney and pancreas recipient Nic Whitacre is training for the 2010 Transplant Olympics, twittering his progress, and furthering his education to become a Registered Nurse. Whitacre is hoping to offer a unique and personal level of hope and understanding by caring for transplant patients just like him.

Nic received a double transplant at Ochsner Medical Center on March 28, 2008. "When I was lying in the recovery room after my transplant, I thought to myself; what can I do if I'm given the opportunity to live?" said Whitacre. "Right then, I knew that becoming a nurse would be my way to give back and offer a new level of empathy to transplant patients," he adds.

Following his transplant, Nic, 47, enrolled in Delgado Community College to prepare for nursing school, and he'll begin the Charity Nursing Program in January 2010. Following 18 months of nursing school, Whitacre will become a registered nurse. "My goal is to work in a transplant step-down unit and eventually on a surgery team. My health has been fully restored and this is the least I can do," said Whitacre.

In honor of his young donor, in August of 2010, Whitacre will run in the Transplant Olympics in Madison, Wisconsin. At a very young age, Whitacre was diagnosed with diabetes and vision loss, and gastroparesis, nerve damage and kidney failure were just a few of the complications that followed - all of which hindered his physical fitness. After 33 years, Whitacre is no longer a diabetic and his kidneys are functioning normally. His good health, along with months of training, will take him across the 5K finish line nex
'/>"/>

SOURCE Ochsner Health System
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Employer-sponsored health insurance premiums projected to double by 2020
2. Nutrisystem Now Offers Double the Fresh-Frozen Food for the Same Low Monthly Cost
3. Stroke Doubles Risk of Hip, Thigh Fractures
4. Antidepressant Use in U.S. Has Almost Doubled
5. Ex- White House Drug Spokesman Urges Double Drug Treatment; Bob Weiner and Policy Analyst Zoe Pagonis Highlight Drug Wars Wrong Focus
6. Texas Health Dallas Receives Double Honor From American Heart Association
7. Abbott Reports Strong Second Quarter Results; Confirms Double-Digit Earnings Growth Outlook for 2009
8. Chinas Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Market Will More than Double by 2013
9. Pre-cessation patch doubles quit success rate: Researchers call for labeling changes
10. Reglan Adverse Events More Than Doubled from 2006 to 2008
11. Death Penalty and Mental Illness: Families of Victims Speak out at National Convention; Double Tragedies Report Released
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2014)... -- Your brain structure could help predict how willing you ... Researchers at Yale University found those with greater volume in ... may be more likely to engage in risky behavior than ... study, funded by the U.S. National Institute on Aging, involved ... the Northeast. The researchers sought to determine how brain structure ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... September 19, 2014 The Alliance ... partnership with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ... collaboration, formalized today in a Memorandum of Understanding ... factories, workers and other stakeholders with information, guidance ... protect the health and safety of workers in ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... In partnership with Raw Beauty NYC, OC ... the project’s social media efforts. StudioPMG is honored to be ... perception of beauty as it applies to disabled women. ... Shelly Baer and Vanessa Silberman, who wanted to create a ... Ginny Dixon, Wendy Crawford, Susan Solman and Sabrina Cohen later ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Famous Vancouver ... announced that it has now become a one-stop-solution for ... and businesses in Vancouver. The company has achieved this ... services to its customers. While there are many companies ... to have a single vendor who can offer all ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... WASHINGTON (Sept. 19, 2014) Shahram Majidi, M.D., ... at the George Washington University School of Medicine ... the American Heart Association to study the presence ... with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). , "According to epidemiological ... percent of all strokes, but is the least ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior 2Health News:Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and NFPA Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Safety in Bangladesh Garment Factories 2Health News:Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and NFPA Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Safety in Bangladesh Garment Factories 3Health News:OC Healthcare Agency StudioPMG Partners with The Raw Beauty Project ™ NYC 2014 2Health News:Pro Ace Now Provides Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical Services under One Roof 2Health News:GW researcher receives grant to study brain swelling following bleeding in the brain 2
... Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) is hosting the 56th General ... (IFMSA).// ,Medical students from 70 different countries ... commencement of the biannual conference. AMSA is honoured to ... in Santiago, Chile. ,Representing two million ...
... Kelly Perkins is on top of the world, literally. ... of mountaineering feats, as she scaled another mountain peak,// this time ... Heart”. She led her team up one of several unnamed peaks ... Chile, more than 650 miles west of Buenos Aires. ...
... new smoking ban to hit the nation-and one that's aimed// at ... will be allowed to light up only during the final performance ... Actors union, is unfair. Says spokes man Martin McGrath: 'We ... to rehearse properly with any prop, including a cigarette.' He adds ...
... a child's brain, say researchers at the Stanford University ... researchers found that children with post-traumatic stress disorder and ... to experience a decrease in the size of the ... and emotion. ,Although similar effects have been ...
... dreams of - even achieving the //perfect putt on golf links. ... meditates and does yoga for concentration," says Ajay Kumar, director of ... Spa, Kathmandu's pride and one of South Asia's finest golf resorts. ... help golfers hone their concentration - at a price - the ...
... be granted a provisional safety rating until their ... wider //population, experts have said in the latest ... with Vioxx and some other prescription medicines, which ... shown that reliance on pre-marketing trials and voluntary ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Severe PTSD Damages Children's Brains: Study 2Health News:Severe PTSD Damages Children's Brains: Study 3Health News:Nepal to Introduce Art of Living for Golfers 2Health News:Time to Overhaul Australia's Medicines Safety Surveillance System 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... , September 19, 2014 ... Market by Equipment (Cryotherapy, Heat, therapy, Hydrotherapy), Accessories (Posture ... Users (Hospitals), Advanced technologies - Global Forecast to ... is poised to reach $19,786.3 Million by 2019 ... of 6.8% from 2014 to 2019. ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 Merck (NYSE: MRK ... and Canada , is teaming with celebrity ... Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas , an educational program encouraging Hispanics with ... -- a key treatment goal to help reduce the risk of ... are at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... WOONSOCKET, R.I. , Sept. 19, 2014 Five MinuteClinic ... Memphis metropolitan area. Three clinics opened in ... earlier this month. A fourth clinic will be added in ... in Bartlett is expected to open October ... medical clinics in the United States . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Physiotherapy Equipment Market Worth $19,786.3 Million by 2019 2Physiotherapy Equipment Market Worth $19,786.3 Million by 2019 3Physiotherapy Equipment Market Worth $19,786.3 Million by 2019 4Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 2Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 3Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 4Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 5MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Opening in Memphis 2MinuteClinic Walk-in Medical Clinics Opening in Memphis 3
... Hana,Biosciences (Nasdaq: HNAB ) today announced ... a planned, pre-specified safety review of interim,data from ... (vincristine,sulfate liposomes injection) for the treatment of adult ... results of the IDMC review continue to,support the ...
... Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Genitourinary Cancers Symposium ... today positive preliminary results from its Phase II ... prednisone (D/P) in men with docetaxel refractory, castrate ... of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Hana Biosciences Announces Successful Planned Independent Safety Analysis Supports Ability to Complete Pivotal rALLy Clinical Trial of Marqibo, Its Lead Novel Anti-Cancer Compound 2Hana Biosciences Announces Successful Planned Independent Safety Analysis Supports Ability to Complete Pivotal rALLy Clinical Trial of Marqibo, Its Lead Novel Anti-Cancer Compound 3Hana Biosciences Announces Successful Planned Independent Safety Analysis Supports Ability to Complete Pivotal rALLy Clinical Trial of Marqibo, Its Lead Novel Anti-Cancer Compound 4Hana Biosciences Announces Successful Planned Independent Safety Analysis Supports Ability to Complete Pivotal rALLy Clinical Trial of Marqibo, Its Lead Novel Anti-Cancer Compound 5Ascenta Therapeutics Announces Positive Preliminary Results with AT-101 in Docetaxel Refractory Prostate Cancer 2Ascenta Therapeutics Announces Positive Preliminary Results with AT-101 in Docetaxel Refractory Prostate Cancer 3Ascenta Therapeutics Announces Positive Preliminary Results with AT-101 in Docetaxel Refractory Prostate Cancer 4
... Direct has been selling replacement ... 1996, and we are extremely ... guarantee. Check out our catalog ... our discount light bulbs specials. ...
... Bulb Direct has been selling ... since 1996, and we are ... satisfaction guarantee. Check out our ... see our discount light bulbs ...
... Bulb Direct has been selling ... since 1996, and we are ... satisfaction guarantee. Check out our ... see our discount light bulbs ...
... been selling replacement bulbs on ... we are extremely proud of ... out our catalog of replacement ... light bulbs specials. ,Check ...
Medicine Products: